What type of reaction leads to the formation of a precipitate?
Typically, we examine a
Typically, we examine a solubility equilibrium, where concentrations of (metal) cation, and (non-metal) anion occur such that their product exceeds a given constant, i.e.
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For standard conditions, a
And if the product
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For standard reactions in the inorganic laboratory, we use general rules to assess aqueous solubility: all the salts of the alkali metals are soluble; all the nitrates are soluble; all halides are soluble except for